Breaking! Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff suspended for 6months as senate votes to impeach her
Embattled president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, was suspended today from office and stripped of duties as the senate commences impeachment procedures against the country’s first female president.
After a lengthy 20 hour debate where senators voted 55 to 22 to suspend her, Dilma will have to step away while she is tried by the upper house for allegedly manipulating government accounts to fund the previous electoral campaign.
Rousseff’s approval ratings is now around 10% as close to 60% of voters support impeachment.